Attleboro YMCA School of Dance

Location: Pleasant Street Branch

The Attleboro YMCA offers instruction in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop and much more—all within a nurturing, supportive environment. Our school-year classes meet once a week September through May, and students perform in our annual spring dance recital.

For more information, please contact our Dance Director Nancy LaRochelle at 508-409-0743 or nlarochelle@attleboroymca.org.


School-Year Classes

Tiny Toes (Pre-Ballet & Creative Movement)

Ages: 2-3

This class will focus on teaching your child the basics of ballet and creative movement. Your child will improve and enhance coordination skills. (Attire required: leotard, tights and pink leather ballet shoes)

TUE 9:00–9:30 a.m.
THU 4:30-5:00 p.m.
SAT  9:00–9:30 a.m.

Fee: Y Member: $37/month, Non-member: $59/month
Registration: Register now for the 2016-2017 school year. Classes begin Tuesday, September 6th. Register at either of the Y’s Welcome Centers. Call 508-226-7700 for more information.

Tap and Toes I (Tap & Ballet Combo)

Ages: 3-5

Tap and Toes will encourage self-discipline, self-confidence while incorporating coordination, rhythm and basic dance steps.  Children will work on large motor skills, spatial awareness and flexibility. (Attire required: leotard, tights, black tap shoes and pink leather ballet shoes)

MON  5:00-5:45 p.m.
TUE  9:30-10:15 a.m.
WED  9:30-10:15 a.m.
SAT  9:30-10:15 a.m.

Fee: Y Member: $40/month, Non-member: $63/month
Registration: Register now for the 2016-2017 school year. Classes begin Tuesday, September 6th. Register at either of the Y’s Welcome Centers. Call 508-226-7700 for more information.

Little Rock Stars (Hip Hop)

Ages: 3-5

Does your child love to dance? Your child will learn the latest and coolest moves while improving coordination, self-confidence through rhythmic hip hop moves. (Attire required: Comfortable clothing and black jazz shoes required for this class)

MON  4:30-5:00 p.m.
TUE 10:15-10:45 a.m.
WED 10:15-10:45 a.m.

Fee: Y Member: $37/month, Non-member: $59/month
Registration: Register now for the 2016-2017 school year. Classes begin Tuesday, September 6th. Register at either of the Y’s Welcome Centers. Call 508-226-7700 for more information.

Tap & Toes II (Ballet & Tap Combo)

Ages: 6-10

Tap and Toes will encourage self-discipline, self-confidence while incorporating coordination, rhythm and basic dance steps.  Children will work on large motor skills, spatial awareness and flexibility. (Attire required: Leotard, tights, pink ballet shoes and black tap shoes)

SAT 10:15-11:00 a.m.

Fee: Y Member: $40/month, Non-member: $63/month
Registration: Register now for the 2016-2017 school year. Classes begin Tuesday, September 6th. Register at either of the Y’s Welcome Centers. Call 508-226-7700 for more information.

Ballet

Grades: K-6
Your child will continue to progress in ballet through technique, ballet positions, turns, jumps, balance and poise. (Leotard, tights and pink ballet shoes are required for this class.)

Grades K-3 – THU 5:00-5:30 p.m.
Grades K-3 – THU  6:00-6:30 p.m.
Fee: Y Member: $40/month, Non-member: $63/month

Grades 4-6 – WED 4:30-5:00 p.m.
Fee: Y Member: $37/month, Non-member: $59/month

Registration: Register now for the 2016-2017 school year. Classes begin Tuesday, September 6th. Register at either of the Y’s Welcome Centers. Call 508-226-7700 for more information.

Hip Hop – Level 1

Grades: K-5
Does your child love to dance to the latest music? Your child will learn the latest and coolest moves in our hip hop class. Comfortable clothes may be worn. No skirts, dresses or jeans allowed.

THU 5:30 – 6:00 p.m. (Grades 4-5)

Fee: Y Member: $37/month, Non-member: $59/month
Registration: Register now for the 2016-2017 school year. Classes begin Tuesday, September 6th. Register at either of the Y’s Welcome Centers. Call 508-226-7700 for more information.

Hip Hop – Level 2

Grades: K-5 (With director’s approval)

This class is for the dancer with 1 year or more of jazz or hip hop training. Your child will continue to master the technique of jazz while learning the latest styles of hip hop dance. Turns, jumps and technique will enhance your child’s coordination skills while learning the latest moves. (Attire required: Comfortable clothing and jazz shoes. No jeans, skirts or dresses allowed)

WED 5:00-5:45 p.m. (Grades K-3)
WED 5:45-6:30 p.m. (Grades 4-5)

Fee: Y Member: $40/month, Non-member: $63/month
Registration: Register now for the 2016-2017 school year. Classes begin Tuesday, September 6th. Register at either of the Y’s Welcome Centers. Call 508-226-7700 for more information.

Acro – Level 1

Grades: K-3

Students will be introduced to the foundations of Acrobatics. There will be basic tumbling and floor work, with a mat. Students will begin to increase body strength and flexibility.

MON 5:45 – 6:15 p.m. (Grades K-3)

Fee: Y Member: $37/month, Non-member: $59/month
Registration: Register now for the 2016-2017 school year. Classes begin Tuesday, September 6th. Register at either of the Y’s Welcome Centers. Call 508-226-7700 for more information.

Acro – Level 2

Grades: 1-4 (with director approval)

Students will continue to learn the skill of Acrobatics, but at a higher level. Tumbling and floor work is involved, with a mat. Students will continue to increase body strength and flexibility.

MON 6:15 – 7:00 p.m.

Fee: Y Member: $40/month, Non-member: $63/month
Registration: Register now for the 2016-2017 school year. Classes begin Tuesday, September 6th. Register at either of the Y’s Welcome Centers. Call 508-226-7700 for more information.

Teen Lyrical/Jazz

Grades: 6-12

Lyrical dance blends ballet and jazz dance. Lyrical is generally smoother and a bit faster than ballet, but not quite as fast as jazz. A lyrical dancer uses movement to express emotions. Your dancer will continue to enhance dance skills. (Attire required: Leotard, tights and lyrical shoes are required for this class)

THU 6:45-7:30 p.m.

Fee: Y Member: $40/month, Non-member: $63/month
Registration: Register now for the 2016-2017 school year. Classes begin Tuesday, September 6th. Register at either of the Y’s Welcome Centers. Call 508-226-7700 for more information.

Teen Hip Hop

Grades: 6-12

Learn the latest moves to the latest music all while getting a great workout. (Attire required: Comfortable clothing and jazz shoes. No jeans, skirts or dresses allowed)

WED 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Fee: Y Member: $40/month, Non-member: $63/month

THU 7:30-8:00 p.m.
Fee: Y Member: $37/month, Non-member: $59/month

Registration: Register now for the 2016-2017 school year. Classes begin Tuesday, September 6th. Register at either of the Y’s Welcome Centers. Call 508-226-7700 for more information.


Session-Based Dance Classes

Our session-based dance class we are offering this fall is a great way to give dance a try without committing to the full school-year program.

Dance Sampler

Ages: 4-7
Not sure what type of dance your child will enjoy? This class includes it all. Class begins with an introduction to ballet terms and concepts. In the “jazz” portion of the class, dancers move to popular music and learn to put steps together into combinations. In the “tap” portion dancers will explore the rhythm and fun of tap dance.

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